Category Archives: Writing

Emily Stone’s Weaponry: Knife or Gun?

I love asking Benjamin Sobieck questions about weapons–he is an incredible resource for weapons as well as a great writer. As I begin outlining the next two Emily Stone Thrillers, I have some decisions to make as far as her … Continue reading

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No Bones about Writing Bad Guys

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
When I outline bad guys for my novels, it often reads like a police rap sheet and a psychological profile.  I can’t overstate the effectiveness for research and outlining in fiction writing.  There’s always…

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Is Crime Fiction Going to the Dogs?

It’s no secret that I’m a dog lover. In fact, I cannot imagine my life without at least one canine buddy in my household. The toughest part of having a dog, or any pet for that matter, is that their … Continue reading

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Happy New Year: Together Let’s Make 2016 Fantastic

As one year closes, I cannot help but to think about everything that has happened during the past twelve months both personally and professionally. The ups and downs, the surprises, and the cherished times I’ve spent with others. We’ve all … Continue reading

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Do Movies Influence Novels?

I love movies.  I have always enjoyed all genres of movies – especially mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Oh, and cop thrillers of course.  I’ve often wondered if my movie enthusiasm has helped to shape my writing style and subject matter … Continue reading

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My First Character Profiles

“If we experienced life through the eyes of a child everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure, and wonder of life never end.”              ~Akiane Kramarik Many times I have been asked when I first began writing and … Continue reading

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What Inspires My Writing

I love writing action thrillers, but I find it necessary to take breaks to clear my mind and just relax. This is especially true when my mind is full of serial killers and crime scenes! Everyone should find something that … Continue reading

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